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An Era of Progress
Plotted Post Office, general store, shoe shop, blacksmith, and grist & sawmil
Founded: Lutheran Church, St. Scholastia, District 7 School
Post Office of Heidelberg disappeared, became Housing gusta kimmet
Cornerstone "New" St. Scholastica Church founded in Heidelberg
Open Coffee-Schnapps House, business block built, Anikoz Hall with dance & music by Heidelberg Band
Creamery also became a cheese factory - only one in Nicollet and Le Sueur Cty
Wood Fire Steam Engine/Threshing Machine was used and brought into the area
Ademmer car-dust fly over house buggy, outdoor pheasant hunting
First City Council Meeting - July 5, 1894
Volunteer Fire Department, used church bell for fire alarm later built the Bell Tower
Support for coal / flour was asked for which lead to call for social service support in community
Fire in town that some residential structures were burned down
Frank Heil and Frederick Ihrig arrived from Germany and settled in the area
City Hall was Built, the lot was purchased by St. Scholastic
Heidelberg Athletic Association established, combination include with the Chamber of Commerce, Jaycees, American Legion, Jaycees, VFW, and more.
Bicentennial Celebration brought local, county, state, and regional people to Heidelberg. From presentations and speeches by law makers and local government offiials to food and social hour and the largest Euchre tournament still in record. This celebration was one that history recorded.
An Era of
An Era in Progress
Written in 1976 for the Bicentennial Celebration of Heidelberg by a group of volunteers who worked to
bring Heidelberg's history to print and pictures.
In 1970 a group of citizens in Heidelberg created the Heidelberg Athletic Association. Over the past few decades this association has continued on promoting community involvement. There have been Heidelberg Softball teams, sports affiliations, and more. Modern day Heidelberg Athletic Association promotes and directs the annual Heidelberg Community Day in September as well as managing all aspects of the Heidelberg parks and fields.
2016 Website commissioned by city council to be developed and goes live March 11, 2016